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Executive Leadership R0125

Curriculum: Executive Fire Officer Program Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Tina Crevier

Delivery type
10-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the graduate degree category, three semester hours in leadership or decision-making.

This capstone 10-day course of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO Program) was designed specifically to provide a framework of executive-level competencies by focusing primarily on issues and areas of personal effectiveness. The curriculum includes self- and observer-based multirater assessment instruments, case-study analysis, role-playing, and adaptive problem consult, experiential activities, and a staff ride. Participants complete a “personal plan” to access currency and then create goals in four areas of their professional, personal, community and family life.

Examples of course units include:

  • Purpose and integrity.
  • Decision-making and thinking systemically and politically.
  • Giving and using feedback and developing self to exercise leadership.
  • Politics and public policy.
  • Storytelling, influence and persuasion and negotiation.
  • An exercising leadership practicum.
  • Managing multiple roles, taking risks, being in transition, and staying alive.

Student also participate in a staff ride to the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Acceptance into the EFO Program is required. Please refer to the selection criteria for the EFO Program.


  1. Successful completion of all prior EFO Program designated courses and Applied Research Projects.
  2. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements

An Applied Research Project is a required post-course activity.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
February 14 - 25, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 14 - 25, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 4 - 15, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 4 - 15, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

Powerful course and course content that necessitates critical self-evaluation. I really enjoyed and valued both the work surrounding the Gettysburg staff ride and the ride itself. I have always heard great things about the staff ride from previous EFO grads. I have been looking forward to this trip since I entered the program.